Primary school registration is now open

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Parents whose child is or children are scheduled to start primary school on Arran in August are being asked to register them.

Children who are five between March 1 2022, and February 28 2023, should be registered to start primary education from August 2022.

Registration this year will once again be an online process and will take place from now until Sunday January 30.

Councillor John Bell, cabinet member for education, said: ‘Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are asking parents and carers to register online via the council website rather than the usual procedure of going to their local catchment primary school to register.

‘We understand that not everyone will be able to access the online registration form and if this is the case then please contact our customer services team on 01294 310000 who will be able to assist further.’

Information on how to register your child can be found on the council’s website at or by telephoning 01294 310000.

You have the choice to submit a placing request to a primary school outwith your catchment area but you must first register with your catchment primary school.

If you decide to make a placing request, then you should complete an online placing request application via the council website before March 15 2022.

More information on placing request applications and how these are processed can also be found on the council’s website.

Please note that registration at your catchment area primary school does not guarantee entry to that school.

Full details are available at